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Conductor Mariss Jansons dies at 76; led top orchestras

Dec. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mariss Jansons, conductor of top classical ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, has died in Russia. He was 76. Jansons’ death in St. Petersburg was confirmed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, where...

Steven Holcomb’s Olympic legacy to grow, for a final time

Nov. 18, 2019 3:28 AM EST

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...

Nordic stock markets suspended by technical problem

Nov. 1, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nasdaq Nordic, which owns most stock exchanges in the Nordics and Baltics, twice suspended its equity trading Friday throughout the region for hours because of unspecified "connectivity issues." The problems affected equity markets in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia,...

Ostapenko wins Luxembourg Open final

Oct. 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former doubles partner Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-1 to win the Luxembourg Open final on Sunday. The pair played together in doubles in 2017, but this was the first singles final between them. Ostapenko, a former French Open champion, won her third WTA singles...

Rampant Belgium becomes 1st team to qualify for Euro 2020

Oct. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

Six first-half goals set Belgium on its way to a record-tying victory and a place in next year's European Championship. Three late goals revived the Netherlands' chances of being at the continent-wide tournament, too. Belgium — the world's top-ranked soccer nation — became the first team to qualify...